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  • 8:24 PM IST

    With the moon sighted in Kerala, it is most likely that other Indian states would b sighting the moon tomorrow to celebrate Eid on Monday.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Eid declared in Mangalore and Kerala! Eid-al-Fitr prayers would be held across Kerala tomorrow. The coastal town of Mangalore, in Karnataka, would also celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday.

  • 7:51 PM IST

    As of now, no updates on Eid Mood available in Kerala. The first update is expected to be released by within next few minutes by state chand committee. The announcement could be delayed till the sunset in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, where the crescent moon is expected to be sighted today.

  • 7:24 PM IST

  • 7:03 PM IST

    The first updates are expected to emerge following the Maghrib prayers. If moon is sighted today, Kerala would be celebrating Eid tomorrow. The announcement could be delayed till the sunset in Middle East, where the moon is being searched today.

  • 7:02 PM IST

    The 29th fast of Ramzan has concluded in Kerala. As of now, there are no updates on moon being sighted. However, the searching of crescent moon is currently underway. Stay tuned here for all updates.

Thiruvananthapuram, June 24: The moon sighting process is currently underway in Kerala, the only Indian state, which embraced Ramadan on May 27, a day ahead of rest of India. Due to geographic reasons, the coastal state has sighted moon before the other parts of India over the past several years. The moon sighting in Kerala usually coincides with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. If moon is sighted today, Kerala would be celebrating Eid al-Fitr tomorrow. Stay tuned above for all latest updates on Eid moon in Kerala. To watch live streaming of all updates related to Eid moon sighting, click here.

With nearly one-third of the population practicing Islam, Eid-al-Fitr remains a major festival in Kerala. Markets have been lit up in Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kannur and other minority dominated regions of the state.

Although Kerala would be sighting the moon today, other parts of India would await the crescent moon of 29th Ramadan tomorrow. The holy month was embraced by rest of the nation a day after Kerala.

Although the popular myth is that Kerala sides with the lunar calendar of Saudi Arabia, clerics from the region have called such assumptions untrue. Maulana Fakhrul Qazi, associated with Sunni Dawat-e-Islam, said the reason behind Kerala observing Eid a day before rest of India is purely a geographical one. Rubbishing the link with Saudi, the preacher said, “We have nothing to do with their lunar calendar. Whether we embrace Ramadan or celebrate Eid – it is purely upon the basis of sighting the moon with the naked eye,” he said.